I’m renting a room. I’m not on the lease. I don’t have any utility bills in my name (apart from my mobile phone bill). so the easiest way for me to meet the proof of residency is to submit my last tax notice of assessment.
I rang the ato and they sent me a “statement of account” which shows what my return was for last year. I can’t see the difference between this and the notice of assessment for proving where I live. they only send out the notice of assessment once a year and I usually get them delivered to my tax agent anyways
the girl at the registry office told me I should give her the following documentation and they would assess my application
my income tax statement of account
my nsw drivers licence
my medicare card
orginial birth certificate
my most recent mobile phone bills
my most recent bank statements
she also wanted my most recent work payslips but I didn’t have them available
they then said they would start accessing my application. but then they called me back and said I would ALSO need the following
a copy of my flatmates drivers licence
a copy of her drivers licence
a copy of the lease agreement (in her name)
an affidavit from her saying I live with her
what a strange orwellian fantasy world where the government collects so much information on you. they already have far too much personal information on me. I feel like my right to privacy has been violated here
how do I know they will process my application even if I get my flatmates details?
what is the limitation on how much personal information they can collect on you?
what do they do with my personal information? how can I be sure it won’t be misused